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Fashion Alert: MBFW Autumn/Winter Berlin

Keeping up with all the fashion weeks that go on around the globe is almost like a full-time job! What a fabulous one that would be! I kept an eye on the Mercedes-Benz Autumn/Winter 2013 Berlin collections and saw some amazing designs. Fashionistas always keep an eye on the Paris collections, but they should also keep an eye on the Berlin collections! I have a background in fashion, so I LOVE looking at all the runway snaps. It's important to my job as in interior designer too because fashion and interior design constantly influence each other! Holy Ghost This collection is very chic, trendy and young without being in your face. There were also a lot of great visual texture moments, a favorite of mine! Texture blocking, rather than color blocking, is something that I think is the next big think in fashion and interior design. This look is a lovely example. All of those raised designs brings so much more visual interest and contrast to the look! This look still plays a little on the color blocking trend. It's also a FAB idea for a chic everyday outfit. Who doesn't want to look effortlessly pulled together? Isn't that the best kind of fashion? I love the idea of doing a monochromatic outfit underneath with a contrasting coat. What a nice surprise when you unbutton your coat! The color oxblood has been a huge trend for fall/winter and it's safe to say that this one is going to be going strong for a while. (If you're not into the graphic name, you can just call it burgundy.) This outfit is so fab because of the velvet. This fabric lends so much visual texture. What a way to get a bang for your buck! Dimitri Take a look at this designer's fab creations and you won't be surprised that he studied under Vivienne Westwood. I won't be wearing the models' front buns anytime soon, but these are some fabulous, futuristic fashions! This ensemble goes to show that you can get a variety of contrast from just one color family. This model's look in head-to-toe gray, but they're all different hues that make each element stand out on its own. What a FAB monochromatic look! There are so many elements that I love about this outfit! You know that I love fur accents, so this jacket is a must! Jewelry is my absolute FAVE part of my wardrobe and I love how those neckline baubles catch your eye from the start. I can't skip over the awesome ribbed texture on the metallic leather pants. So chic! I can't help but look at this dress and think of how AMAZING it would look on a starlet on a red carpet. All those sheer layers and draping would make for such a stunning statement! The jewel tone would look fantastic on a range of skin tones. Laurel This modern line is all about the cut of the clothes and emphasizing the figure. Isn't that what every woman wants? It also boasts some fantastic color moments that have me thinking about how I can use them in some of my clients' designs! It's amazing how a well-placed cutout can change the architecture of a dress. I won't be wearing a cutout like this to dinner anytime soon, but I love how the cut of the lines makes the dress seem like it was made just for this model's body! Plus, this is hitting on the Pantone 2013 color trend of African Violet. Such a GORGEOUS hue! This is such a BOLD look! This saturated red, boxy coat takes a whole lot of attitude to pull off. Especially with some bright fuschia pants. It wouldn't be nearly as exciting if paired with black or gray pants! This showstopper takes a whole lot of ATTITUDE to pull off successfuly! Those layers of chunky sequins makes this gown look galactic! This would be the ultimate awards show look. Are you as inspired as I am by these three hot designers from Berlin fashion week? My head is filled with ideas to use in projects. How do you plan on channeling these trends into your own interior design looks?

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